50 Cent, R. Kelly & XXXTENTACION Respond to Spotify's "Hateful Conduct" Policy

After Spotify made the announcement they would be removing XXXTENTACION and R. Kelly’s music from their editorial and algorithmic playlists, 50 Cent hit Twitter to defend the embattled artists.

Soon after, R. Kelly retweeted it and thanked 50 for his support.

Though X didn’t respond to 50’s tweet, a rep for the rapper reached out to several media outlets stating, “I don’t have a comment, just a question. Will Spotify remove all the artists listed below from playlists?” The list included Michael Jackson, Dr. Dre and 17 other musicians with allegations of sexual misconduct or physical violence written next to their names.

Shortly after, R. Kelly’s management team addressed Spotify’s new policy too.

Along with R. Kelly and XXXTENTACION, Tay-K’s music was also removed from multiple playlists. The rapper, who is currently facing murder charges, was not happy about Spotify’s decision.

Spotify has said artists will be delisted on a case-by-base basis.

Check out DX’s editorial on the subject here.

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